I believe that everything happens for a reason. Every experience, every surprise, every mistake… it’s supposed to happen. This has been happening all around the world and I just now started to notice it.
Every person I have met or come in contact with has made some kind of impact in my life. I have always wondered why I met this person, or why I talk to the people that I do. And I can only come up with one answer: fate. If there is something happening in life, it’s supposed to be there, it has its own purpose.
Why did Global Warming start? So we can realize how much harm we are doing to our planet. How did we come up with chocolate chip cookies? A woman named Ruth Wakefield didn’t know her physics laws and didn’t think of the possibility that the chocolate would not melt at all. Now some of these things you cant explain why they happened, and that is the beauty of it all. You just have to trust that that is what is meant to happen.
Another question that has crossed my mind is: If everything happens for a reason, then why do things in life go so wrong sometimes? And this is what I came up with: If life isn’t bad at some point, then we wouldn’t know when it is great.
If we didn’t have enemies, we wouldn’t have friends. If we didn’t have heartbreak, we wouldn’t have love. Without the bad we wouldn’t have good.
I believe that god never gives you more that you can handle. The way you handle your experiences and what you take out of that determines and builds your character.
I trust that god has a plan. I trust that he has great things in store for me. I trust that the best is yet to come. I trust that no matter how bad things may get, there will always be something good to take out of it. I trust that with the help of friends and family, I will find out the reasons for my obstacles and overcome them.
Everything happens for a reason, every fruit has its season.
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